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A Call for Action: The Application of the International Health Regulations to the Global Threat of Antimicrobial Resistance

  • Didier Wernli,

    Affiliation: Division of International and Humanitarian Medicine, University of Geneva Hospitals and Faculty of Medicine, Geneva, Switzerland

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  • Thomas Haustein,

    Affiliation: Infection Control Program, University of Geneva Hospitals and Faculty of Medicine, Geneva, Switzerland

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  • John Conly,

    Affiliation: Infection Control Program, University of Geneva Hospitals and Faculty of Medicine, Geneva, Switzerland

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  • Yehuda Carmeli,

    Affiliation: Infection Control Unit, Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center, Tel-Aviv, Israel

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  • Ilona Kickbusch,

    Affiliation: Global Health Programme, Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva, Switzerland

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  • Stephan Harbarth mail

    stephan.harbarth@hcuge.ch

    Affiliation: Infection Control Program, University of Geneva Hospitals and Faculty of Medicine, Geneva, Switzerland

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  • Published: April 19, 2011
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pmed.1001022

About the Authors

Didier Wernli
Division of International and Humanitarian Medicine, University of Geneva Hospitals and Faculty of Medicine, Geneva, Switzerland
Thomas Haustein, John Conly, Stephan Harbarth
Infection Control Program, University of Geneva Hospitals and Faculty of Medicine, Geneva, Switzerland
Yehuda Carmeli
Infection Control Unit, Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center, Tel-Aviv, Israel
Ilona Kickbusch
Global Health Programme, Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva, Switzerland

Corresponding Author

Email: stephan.harbarth@hcuge.ch

Competing Interests

JC has an unpaid relationship with the World Health Organization in the Department of Global Alert and Response (Infection Prevention and Control Unit). All other authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Wrote the first draft: DW TH SH. Wrote the manuscript: DW TH JC YC IK SH. ICMJE criteria for authorship read and met: DW TH YC JC IK SH. Agree with the manuscript's results and conclusions: DW TH YC JC IK SH. Supervised the master′s thesis of DW: IK.